Venezuela Newslinks 12-13 March 2019

13 March 2019 16:50 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Ricardo Hausmann’s “Morning After” for Venezuela: The Neoliberal Brain Behind Juan Guaido’s Economic Agenda

Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism

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Article 13’s endgame is here: Mail your MEP!

13 March 2019 — Open Rights Group

After years of controversial votes and international protest, the EU Copyright Directive is approaching its final MEP vote. This is our last chance to prevent Article 13 from ushering in an era where most online speech is at the mercy of upload filters.

Can you please write to your MEPs today and tell them to vote against the Directive?

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US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ for ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’ By Max BLUMENTHAL

13 March 2019 — Greyzone

September 2010 memo by a US-funded soft power organization that helped train Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaido and his allies identifies the potential collapse of the country’s electrical sector as “a watershed event” that “would likely have the impact of galvanizing public unrest in a way that no opposition group could ever hope to generate.”

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Cambridge University’s planned involvement with military propaganda programme exposed By Emanuele Saccarelli and Meenakshi Jagadeesan

13 March 2019 — WSWS

Cambridge University made a bid to take part in a military propaganda scheme designed by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).

In 2017, the MoD announced it was seeking an academic partner to create a centre to conduct psychological research in its efforts to build a stronger military. As part of the Human Social Science Research Capability (HSSRC) programme, according to an MoD presentation, the centre would be involved in the “targeted manipulation of information in the virtual and physical domains to shape attitudes and beliefs in the cognitive domain.”

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Defining a safe operating space for food systems in the Anthropocene

12 March 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Healthy people, healthy planet

A  food system revolution is urgently needed, to provide healthy diets for all while preventing irreversible damage to the Earth System.

A key element of any ecosocialist program must be a global drive to end hunger and malnutrition, combined with a shift to sustainable agriculture. To date, however, we have not carefully considered just what those transformations would involve.

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